Kodiak's Indie Bookstore

Build Community One Book at A Time

How to Shop

Bookstore Update!


How to Buy Books Currently in Kodiak

You can now search the shelves at The Islander online, and purchase online for contact-less pick-up!

We are working hard to sort 3,500+ books into the correct genre and add photos.

To search by author use the search button at the top of the page and use the last name only.

Browse Books
The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook: Seasonal. Scenic. Homemade. by Maya WilsonThe Bear And The Nightingale By Katherine ArdenSister Pie By Lisa Ludwinski

Browse Millions of Books

Shop Online for Books & Audiobooks

Bookshop: Purchase and have the books delivered straight from the warehouse to your address. Your Kodiak indie bookstore will receive a share of the sale thanks to the American Book Association which put this resource together for us. The warehouse can ship to anywhere in the U.S.! Unfortunately Islander gift cards do not work on Bookshop.org. Message if you would like to transfer a gift card tor bookshop.org

Browse Millions of Books on Bookshop Find a New Audiobook

The Islander is Community Inspired & Supported

341 Community Supported Bookshop Memberships

164 Special Orders Placed Monthly

16 Local Artists and Authors Showcasing Their Talent & Creations

How to Place a Special Order

1. Fill out this form

2. We will order the book for you. No pre-payment required and no shipping charges are passed on to you.

3. In about ten business days (weather and Covid dependent) receive a text when your book arrives.

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Gift Cards

How to Purchase a Gift Card

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We Don't Just Care About Books.

We care about you, and about creating a space in our community which inspires connecting with our friends and neighbors through favorite books and gifts. We are looking forward to the day we can gather together again.

About the Islander

On the Hunt for a Great Novel or Gift

The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook: Seasonal. Scenic. Homemade. by Maya WilsonFighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich by Annie Boochever and Roy PeratrovichBitter Cold By Letch

Special Programs

How to Use Your Migrant Ed or KIBSD Staff Book Credit

Click on the relevant link below to learn how to use your book credits.

KIBSD Staff Migrant Education Students


It really is such a gift to witness my kids growing up in a town with a bookstore.

Aileen F.

A visit to The Islander Bookshop is a mini vacation for anyone who likes books and coffee. 

Nat N.

We love coming to the store. It's our family's favorite place.

Angela T.

The Islander Bookshop

1315 Mill Bay Road 
Kodiak, AK 99615

Tues - Sat, 11am - 6:30pm
Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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